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Superintendents across the state heard about updated guidance from the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) that allows for slightly larger groups in school buildings and clarifies transportation for extracurricular activities, along with new guidance on building ventilation and student truancy amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The vital importance of wearing masks, staying 6 feet apart and tailoring ways for local school districts to meet those goals dominated the Special Superintendents’ Webcast on June 30.
The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) released a new guidance document on student transportation on June 25 titled “COVID-19 Considerations for Reopening Schools: Pupil Transportation.” The document outlines rules and recommendations for when school buildings reopen for the 2020-2021 year.
As students return to school, Kentucky drivers are being reminded of the laws that apply to keep students safe.
Nominations are open for 13 annual awards presented by the Student Transportation Association of Kentucky (STAK).
Students are invited to submit posters for the National Association for Pupil Transportation’s 2017 State School Bus Safety Poster Contest. The contest is open to all elementary and middle school students, and high school students in special education and computer-aided drawing programs.
At its meeting in Frankfort Dec. 6, the Kentucky Board of Education approved its budget and legislative priorities for the 2018 session of the General Assembly, among other items.
The U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has launched the Road Safety Kids’ Art Contest for students in grades K-6 as part of its goal of reducing crashes, injuries and fatalities involving large trucks and buses.
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